Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic
Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic is Lupa's first published book--but certainly not her last! It is the result of nearly a decade of intense study and practice of animal magics of all sorts. Lupa has also included a guest essay from friend and fellow practitioner, Nicholas Graham, and the artwork is by the incredibly talented Jim Towns.
This isn't your average book on the topic, though. Lupa wanted to provide the working magician, regardless of background, with a guidebook to incorporating animal magic into hir practice. This includes everyone from Chaos magicians to totemists to Wiccans, witches and pagans and so on. She wrote it primarily from the viewpoint of an experimental magician, so it tends to be quite straightforward and matter-of-fact. It's certainly not a boring trip, mind you--amid the information she's scattered some of my best anecdotes from her years of practice.
And controversy--oh, there'll be room for controversy! Not only does Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic delve into the usual realms of totemism and familiars, creating animal-based entities and shapeshifting, but also the use of animal parts in magic and a (highly disclaimered) chapter on animal sacrifice. Look for other odds and ends like cryptozoology, pop culture influences, and therianthropy, among much more! Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic fills in the blanks in the realm of animal magic! (Not recommended for domesticated magicians.)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Immanion Press/Megalithica Books; 1st edition (April 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces